Monday, 29 December 2008

I get a kick out of you


For the pseuds: Prozac is reading Charles Brenner's essay on 'Countertransference as compromise formation' from The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Therapist is reading a Karen Maroda book.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Who, who, who do you talk to?

It's very much like Fern to give other people gifts on her birthday. Happy birthday Fernsky!


Friday, 5 December 2008

Can't deal, can't bear


"He [the analyst] must turn his own unconscious like a receptive organ toward the transmitting unconscious of the patient. He must adjust himself to the patient as a telephone receiver is adjusted to the transmitting microphone. Just as the receiver converts back into sound waves the electric oscillations in the telephone line which were set up by the sound waves, so the doctor's unconscious is able, from the derivatives of the unconscious which are communicated to him, to reconstruct that unconscious, which has determined the patient's free associations."

(Freud: 'Recommendations to Physicians Practising Psychoanalysis.' 1912.)